Shu-ling Horng (洪淑苓) has a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University, and she is currently a professor at the Department of Chinese Literature of National Taiwan University. She was once the professor & the Chair of Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature in 2011-2014. She was a visiting professor in UCSB in 2009. Prof. Horng specializes in modern Chinese and Taiwanese poetry and in Chinese and Taiwanese folk literature. In the past few years, she has undertaken research into many projects about modern Chinese and Taiwanese contemporary poetry, women's studies, and the culture of folk festival from classical poetry. Recently she published academic books like Female Study in Taiwanese Folk Literature (2013); Self-inscription and Spatiotemporal Writing: Eight Contemporary Taiwanese Female Poets (2014 ); Solitude & Aesthetics: Nine Contemporary Taiwanese Poets(2016).
Her project during her stay in Heidelberg is to research "Everyday Writing of Contemporary Chinese Poetry by Female Poets." She started working on the project at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies in April and May 2019.